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Early vote in the Senate points to likely acquittal of Trump during impeachment trial. Six Senate Republicans joined Democrats Tuesday in clearing the way for former President Donald Trump’s impeachment case to be heard, an indication that former Trump could be acquitted after the 56-44 vote on day 1 of the trial. Source: The New York Times

State Senate votes to move teachers up in vaccine line. The South Carolina Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday for a proposal that would make all teachers and other school staff — along with daycare workers — eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Source: WSPA TV

S.C. House committee approves heartbeat abortion ban. A proposal that would likely ban almost all abortions in South Carolina moved closer Tuesday to final approval in a committee vote split along party lines. Opponents are gearing up for a legal battle as the bill nears its final passage on the House floor. Source: The State

Charleston businesses receive revolving loan funds. Charleston announced it would be loaning out $850,000 to small businesses affected by the pandemic, in partnership with the Local Development Corp. The initial deployment of funds were handed out last month. Charleston Business Journal

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